Election Commission will soon decide on holding by-election in Tamil Nadu’s RK Nagar

Election Commission will soon decide on holding by-election in Tamil Nadu's RK Nagar.

New Delhi, July 4: The Chief Election Commission on Tuesday said that the Commission will soon decide on holding the by-election in the RK Nagar assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. The by-poll which was decided to be conducted in April was cancelled over certain complaints of bribing of voters. The Commission has discussed the matter with the Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and was assessing the current situation on how to devise a more effective strategy against bribing of voters. “I think that assessment will be completed soon and the Commission will take a call,” Zaidi said to media.

The R.K. Nagar situate had fallen empty after the passing of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. The April 12 by-decision, which was viewed as a virtual fight for Jayalalithaa’s inheritance among the AIADMK groups, was wiped out after an expansive number of objections were getting about the charged paying off of voters by T.T.V. Dinakaran, Deputy General Secretary of one of the AIADMK groups. The Commission had made the stride under the general forces given to it under Article 324 of the Constitution.

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